Apprentice Research Support Librarian

The collections represent a rich research resource for personal, academic and commercial researchers.

Apprentice Research Support Librarian

The Collections Access and Research Team promotes and facilitates access to the diverse collections held by the IWM. Through the Research Room in London, members or the team proactively engage with the research community and provide assistance and support in the research process. Staff also engage with the public and researchers through a range of digital services. Collections Access and Research sits within the IWM Institute and plays a vital role in supporting the museum's public programming and engagement activities.

The role of the Apprentice Research Support Librarian will include:

  • Being part of a team of Librarians, Archivists and Research specialists providing a Library and Research Service to researchers, IWM Associates, CPD students, the alumni group and to members of staff based in London, IWM North and Duxford. Staff are expected to work in a collaborative, creative and agile way across the organisation. As part of your apprenticeship, we will fully support you to integrate and become part of the team and give you the skills to work alongside your colleagues and help to develop IWM's offer to the public.
  • Providing general administrative and operational support to the team including working in the London Research Room and research rooms at other branches as they develop.
  • Supporting the development of new digital library services to support digital scholarship.
  • Developing a working knowledge of the many collections held by the museum; developing the skills and expertise required to deliver a world class research and information service.
  • Gaining a working knowledge of the different functions carried out within the museum and the role of the Library, Archive and Research centre in supporting them.

For a full list of duties and the person specification (which your application will be marked against) please view the Job Description here: https://imperialwarmuseums.tal.net/vx/appcentre-ext/brand-4/spa-1/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/3/opp/457-Apprentice-Research-Support-Librarian/en-GB

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